Archie Comics is taking its flagship title Archie toward a much more Riverdale inspired direction on the upcoming 700th issue by Nick Spener (Secret Empire/The Fix) and Marguerite Sauvage(Faith/DC’s Bombshells).
Archie #700 picks up several months after the climax of writer Mark Waid’s historic run on the current reimagined series, which reaches its conclusion this Wednesday, July 11th, in issue #32.
Archie #700 sees Archie and his friends returning to school with new storylines, new mysteries unfolding, and a bombshell secret romance soon to be revealed.
Writer Nick Spencer said:
Getting to write ARCHIE is more than a dream come true for me, I’ve loved reading the exploits of the whole Riverdale gang my entire life, and getting to now tell their stories myself is a real honor. And launching with a milestone 700th issue! It doesn’t get better than that!
The writer is also excited about working with his new collaborator, Marguerite Sauvage:
I’m working with Marguerite Sauvage, one of the best artists in comics! Everyone involved in this project has such a passion for these characters, and it’s our sincere hope to honor the legacy of what’s come before while moving boldly into the future with twists and surprises like you’ve never seen before!
Additionally, October will see the release of Archie #699, a special recap issue that covers the key events from the current Archie series including the ‘#LipStickIncident’, ‘Over the Edge’, ‘Heart of Riverdale’ and more. This issue will be available in comic book shops and digitally for a special promotional price of $1 and is geared towards new and returning readers.
To close, Archie Comics Publisher/CEO said:
ARCHIE #700 is a legendary milestone in comics, and it was one we could not ignore at Archie. Having Nick Spencer and Marguerite Sauvage onboard to herald this new direction for Archie and his friends will help kick off a new, legendary era for the characters, and follows in the footsteps of other iconic Archie moments, including Archie’s Wedding, the Death of Archie, Archie #1 and Afterlife with Archie, to name a few. If you’re a fan of Riverdale, now is the time to jump to the comics and see what started it all
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